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AP Top 25 Poll Week 8: Wichita State Falls, Gonzaga to No. 7

George Washington gained votes in the AP Poll this week after taking out Wichita State in Hawaii. The loss caused the Shockers to drop to No. 16

Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky's win over Louisville further cemented the Wildcats into the No. 1 spot in the AP Poll for Week 8. Big Blue garnered all 65 first place votes again.

Duke held onto the No. 2 spot over an idle week. Virginia jumped up to No. 3, followed by Wisconsin and Louisville.

Gonzaga moved up to No. 7 this week, after defeating BYU in its conference opener. The Cougars tested the Zags, but couldn't quite push past them. Wichita State dropped to No. 16 after losing in the finals of the Diamond Head Classic to George Washington, and struggling more than most people likely assumed they would against Hawaii.

Northern Iowa held strong at No. 23.

Other mid-majors receiving votes this week were VCU, George Washington, Old Dominion, Army and Davidson.

Here is the complete AP Top 25 for Week 8:

AP Top 25 Week 8

Rank Team Record Pts Last Week
1. Kentucky Wildcats (65) 13-0 1625 1
2. Duke Blue Devils 10-0 1559 2
3. Virginia Cavaliers 11-0 1457 5
4. Wisconsin Badgers 12-1 1395 6
5. Louisville Cardinals 11-1 1327 4
6. Villanova Wildcats 12-0 1316 7
7. Gonzaga Bulldogs 12-1 1249 8
8. Arizona Wildcats 12-1 1243 3
9. Iowa State Cyclones 9-1 1005 12
10. Utah Utes 9-2 956 14
11. Texas Longhorns 10-2 903 9
12. Maryland Terrapins 12-1 869 15
13. Kansas Jayhawks 9-2 775 10
14. Notre Dame Fighting Irish 12-1 709 16
15. St. John's Red Storm 11-1 690 17
16. Wichita State Shockers 10-2 630 11
17. West Virginia Mountaineers 11-1 584 18
18. Oklahoma Sooners 8-3 530 19
19. North Carolina Tar Heels 9-3 483 20
20. Ohio State Buckeyes 11-2 435 21
21. Washington Huskies 11-1 253 13
22. Baylor Bears 10-1 238 22
23. Northern Iowa Panthers 11-1 216 23
24. Colorado State Rams 13-0 194 24
25. Georgetown Hoyas 8-3 140 NR
Others Receiving Votes: TCU 132, VCU 101, San Diego State 40, Arkansas 27, LSU 7, George Washington 7, Old Dominion 7, Penn State 5, UNLV 5, Indiana 4, Minnesota 2, Florida 2, Stanford 2, California 1, Army 1, Davidson 1.